Staff at an Isle brewing company are raising a glass and toasting their success after record sales and securing new premises to expand the business.
The team at Axholme Brewing Company, based in Crowle, are set for a huge 2018 as work gets underway on their new premises in Grimsby.
The new site at King Edward Street is expected to be up and running in time for the Axholme Beachcomber Beer Festival in Cleethorpes in September.
The company has come a long way since launching just five years ago.
Even the traditionally quieter months of January and February have seen strong sales growth with the new Bounty Hunter coconut milk stout selling out in under a week.
William Douglas, Director, said: “This was our best Christmas to date. Sales were up 300 per cent in the last quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year.
“We struck major deals with Lincolnshire Co-Op, Parkway Cinemas and Papa’s Fish and Chips and sold out our entire bottle stock in the run up to Christmas.
“These milestones and the success of Bounty Hunter show we are going in the right direction. But we are not resting on our laurels. We know we could have sold a lot more beer and this is motivating us to get our new bigger brewery open in Grimsby as soon as possible. With increased production capacity, we are confident we can build on the success of last year, create more jobs in the area and lay the foundations for a bumper 2018.”
The brewery are keen to show what they have been up to at the beer festival in September.
Shahram Shadan, Director of the company said:"This beer festival is the perfect opportunity for us to show everyone what we have been up to and give a glimpse of what we have planned for the future. It’s sure to be a great event.”
n The Axholme Beachcomber beer festival takes place Saturday September 1, Tickets £5. Call 01472 812666